Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Jun 2007 21:39 UTC, submitted by jayson.knight
Windows Microsoft is simplifying the processes via which its PC-maker partners will be able to provide 'downgrade' rights from Windows Vista to Windows XP for their customers. Microsoft will implement the first of the policy changes for its Gold Certified (top-tier) OEM partners within the next couple of weeks. The company will streamline downgrade-rights policies and procedures for the broader channel somewhat later, said John Ball, general manager of Microsoft's US Systems Group.
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RE[4]: easy button
by jayson.knight on Fri 29th Jun 2007 05:25 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: easy button"
jayson.knight
Member since:
2005-07-06

"Oh really? that old xp applications are unsupported and u cant even install xp/2000 drivers on it not vistas fault? "

No, it's not Vista's fault. It's the developers' faults. MS has produced reams of information on how to make your apps/drivers/kitchen sink compatible with Vista, and betas have been around for 3+ years now. For every 1 application which isn't compatible, there are 10 which are that you never hear about b/c no one cares about hearing the good side of things.

If a company refuses to write a Vista driver for their older hardware, how is that Vista's fault? MS was very clear from the beginning...there will be some incompatibilities. People can either cry about it, or do one of two things: Stick with XP if they need their older hardware/software, or pony up and purchase compatible versions. If XP is 'good enough' by all means stick with it.

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RE[5]: easy button
by stestagg on Fri 29th Jun 2007 19:10 in reply to "RE[4]: easy button"
stestagg Member since:
2006-06-03

Why should hardware vendors be forced to pay for Microsoft's business decisions?

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RE[6]: easy button
by jayson.knight on Fri 29th Jun 2007 19:20 in reply to "RE[5]: easy button"
jayson.knight Member since:
2005-07-06

"Why should hardware vendors be forced to pay for Microsoft's business decisions?"

Are you saying that Microsoft should write their drivers for them? That makes zero sense.

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